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Snowpack Declining; EPA’s Air Quality Standards Restrictions
Due to warmer temperatures last month, snowpack in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada have further declined. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Hydrologist Cara McCarthy says nearly one-third of SNOTEL sites in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada are reporting the lowest snowpack e…
Air Quality Could Be Problem With Fires
With fires burning across Central Washington, poor air quality because of all that smoke is an issue.
Officials at the Department of Ecology said air quality across the region is poor. This is an issue for people with pre-existing respiratory problems.
Gov. Gregoire Extends Eastern Washington Burn Ban
OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire tonight extended a burn ban for all counties east of the Cascade crest, prohibiting all outdoor burning through midnight Sunday, Sept. 30. An emergency proclamation declaring a State of Emergency remains in effect, and allows continued air support from Washington&…
Wildfire Smoke Forces CWU Football Game to be Moved
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — Central Washington University says thick smoke from wildfires has prompted it to move Saturday's home football game against Azusa Pacific University from the CWU campus in Ellensburg, Wash., to a stadium in a Seattle suburb...
Air Quality Reaching Hazardous Levels in Ellensburg
Air quality in Ellensburg has reached hazardous levels as a result of smoke from north and central Washington fires.
Wenatchee air quality has been hazardous since Sept. 12, according to data gathered by the Washington Department of Ecology...

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